It is a wonderful feeling to wander through the natural bushland that rings some of the five dams on the vineyard. Usually I walk along the same pathways taken by the cattle partly because it is easier to find my way through what remains of the long winter grasses and at this time of year I want to avoid stepping on snakes lingering in the long grass. I don't think that I have seen it so green down here for a while. Usually we are already starting to be concerned about whether there will be enough water to carry us through the summer season and especially when we have between 10 and 12 people on the vineyard for picking. Even so, since being here for a few days the grass is already starting to look browner as it dries and the green fades.